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OECD finds Ireland should follow German model to boost SMEs

The government is increasingly concerned at the poor rate of growth among SMEs which is making the country even more dependent on foreign multinationals

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
20th October, 2019

The Irish government should follow Germany’s lead if it wants to boost smaller, home-grown businesses, according to a soon-to-be released government review.

The government is increasingly concerned at the poor rate of growth among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which is making the country even more dependent on foreign multinationals.

As a result of these concerns, Minister for Business Heather Humphreys commissioned the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) think-tank to...

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